Part - I: Legal Aptitude, General Awareness & Knowledge of English

1. A court is a duly authorized place where

A) Advocates plead their cases

B) Justice is administrated

C) Litigants assemble

D) Judge sits

2. Parole is

A) A conditional release from prison for a specific purpose and period

B) A temporary confinement in jail

C) In order of the higher count converting the death sentence into life imprisonment

D) Final release of a person from jail on account of his good conduct before the expiry of his full term of imprisonment

3. The President of India is

A) Directly elected by the people

B) Indirectly elected through an electoral college

C) Indirectly elected by the members o State Legislatures

D) Indirectly elected by the members of Parliament

4. Chanakya helped in the consideration of the empire of

A) Ashoka

B) Chandragupta

C) Kanishka

D) Mauryas

5. Which is the most basic to all Hindu philosophy

A) The idea of worship

B) The idea of synthesis

C) The concept of Maya

D) None of the above

6. Atmosphere is held to the earth by

A) Gravitational attraction

B) Morning Air

C) Revolution of earth

D) Exotic streams

7. Which group of countries awards the Nobel Prize

A) UK, France, Germany

B) Sweden, Finland, Norway

C) USA, Canada, Brazil

D) Switzerland, Russia, Holland

8. In human body, the quantity of water is about

A) 80%

B) 40%

C) 65%

D) 50-%

9. The latest video data storage and entertainment technology is




D) None of the above

10. The non-congress Prime Minister with longest tenure has been

A) Sh. Morarji Desai

B) Sh. Atal Behari Vajpayee

C) Sh. Deva Gowda

D) Sh. I. K. Gujral

11. Complete the sentence with the correct

Preposition I am desirous .......... Going home now.

A) to

B) of

C) with

D) on

12. "at the eleventh our" means

(A) Jestifiable

(B) at the last moment

(C) late at night

(B) Early in the morning

13. Choose the correct spelling:

A) Jestifiable

B) Justifibale

C) Justifiable

D) Justifable

14. What does the following phrase mean?

The apple of the eye:

A) the choicest food

B) a bad apple

C) a favoured person

D) An eye infection

15. Choose the correct meaning of:


A) Famous

B) Tall

C) Short

D) Stout

Part- II: Writing & Communication Skill with Legal Aptitude

I. Write an Essay in (about 250 words) on one of the following :

A) Nuclear deal between Indo & USA

B) Human Rights

C) Socialism

II. Read the Comprehensive passage below and answer the questions at the end of the passage:

Knowledge is power, but what is power? A basic distinction can be drawn between behavioural power .... The ability to obtain outcomes you want ..... and resource power ... the possession of resources that are usually associated with the ability to reach outcomes you want. Behavioural power, in turn, can be divided into hard and soft power. Hard power is the ability to get others to do what they otherwise would do through threats or rewards. Whether by economic carrots or military sticks, the ability to coax or coerce has long been the central element of power. As we pointed out two decades ago, the ability of the less vulnerable to manipulate or escape the constraints of an interdependent relationship at low cost is an important source of power. For example in 1971 the United States halted the convertibility of dollars into gold and increased its influence over the international monetary system. In 1973, Arab states temporarily gained power from an oil embargo.

1. What do the writers of the passage seek to explain?

2. What are the writers trying to differentiate between?

3. What do 'economic carrots' relate to?

4. What does the possession of natural resources like petroleum provide a country with?

5. Why have the authors refer to an earlier publications?

III. Write 30 words on any two of the following:

1. Right to Information

2. Parliamentary Democracy

3. Plea Bargaining

4. Multinational Corporation

Source: PU OCET 2009 Prospectus